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Twitter Gives You Freedom To Write 280 Characters

After a little more than a month of testing, Twitter is ready to officially flip the switch on its new 280-character limit. Anyone (save for Twitter’s Chinese, Japanese, and Korean-speaking users) can cram a full paragraph’s worth of characters into a single tweet. The update, which will roll out across the service on Tuesday, upends

Love For smartphone Keeping Teens Away From Dating: Study

A study has found that teenagers are going on fewer romantic dates than their parents’ generation because they spend too much time on their phones. According to a new book by Jean Twenge, professor at San Diego State University in the US, those born between 1995 and 2012 – dubbed the i Generation – are

Twitter is Listing Pre-Roll Ads To Periscope

In a fresh development, Twitter has opened up another place for video ads, the buzziest online advertising sector, as it looks to find more revenue for its flight to profitability this year. These pre-roll ads come at an important time for Twitterthough isn’t it always an important time? The company has obliterated for a lack

Facebook Messenger Helps You To Find Your Friends

A new location-sharing feature called live location allows you to share your real-time location inside of a chat for an hour at a time. While Messenger has long included location-sharing, the feature previously only allowed you to share a static point on a map. Useful if you’re staying in one spot, but less so if

Facebook’s New Emoji Finally Go Public

Facebook has finally finished rolling out new emoji across its desktop and mobile sites. Those of you excitedly awaiting the latest rendition of that instant classic, Man in Business Suit Levitating, need wait no longer. Users of Facebook’s website now have access to the entire new set of emoji designs. . The company began rolling

Facebook To Capitalize On Your Broken Heart

Valentine’s Day is just a nine days away and Facebook is using its insider info to coach companies on the best ways to take advantage of your broken heart through targeted marketing campaigns. The latest entry in the Moments That Matter series on the Facebook IQ page is all about the best ways to appeal

Lego Comes Up With A Child-Friendly Social Network

Lego Life is a digital space where children under 13 can share their block-based creativity. Designed for tablets and available as an app for Android, Apple and Amazon devices, the platform has been in beta testing mode for several months. Although very basic for the moment at least, users can create a profile and then

Twitter Apologizes For Mistakes On Inauguration Day

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has apologized for accidentally making it so that Twitter users followed @POTUS and other administrative accounts even when they tried not to. It was a complex ordeal during which following reports of users saying that they were automatically following @POTUS under Trump even when they were not before or had unfollowed

Happy New Year 2017

New Year’s Day, which according to the Gregorian calendar falls on January 1, is one of the most popular occasions around the globe. People throughout the world usually celebrate this day with loved ones and often in large gatherings. Be it a New Year’s Eve party or a picnic on the first day of the

Now Facebook To Dominate Your Social Life

In a latest development, Facebook will help you to help fill any weekend night voids on its users’ calendars, whether it’s with a night on the town or a pizza delivery. To that end, a slate of features will let users more easily solicit friends’ restaurant recommendations, buy tickets to Facebook-hosted events and make appointments

6 Ways To Save Battery Life While Playing ‘Pokémon Go’

It’s been a week since Pokémon Go launched and people still can’t stop playing it. The game is so addictive people are literally losing sleep over it because they gotta catch ‘em all. Here are six tips by which you can save your battery. 1. Turn off augmented reality (AR) Turn off the AR to